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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 23175.015 Event: 07/26/2012Employee Killed By Falling 50 Feet Through Man Hole.
At 8:30 p.m. on July 26, 2012, Employee #1 of Quaker manufacturing, LLC, was acc essing the manlift to take it down to the second floor from the fifth floor. Emp loyee #1, was returning previously bagged material to the process stream from th e second floor to the fifth floor of the facility because the bagged material wa s under weight. A coworker arrived sometime after to assist Employee #1 on the f ifth floor. Employee #1 and a coworker took a break at approximately 6:15 pm. Af ter their break, Employee #1 & the coworker left the break room to return to wor k. the coworker believed that Employee #1 was going to return to his post on the second floor. At approximately 7:40 pm, another employee that works on the adja cent line to Employee #1 on the second floor, noticed that Employee #1 had not r eturned to his line and decided to look for Employee #1 on the fifth floor. When the coworker could not find Employee #1, a supervisor was alerted. A search fo r Employee #1 ended when another a coworker found Employee #1 at approximately 8 :20 pm. Employee #1 was unresponsive on the first floor under the first floor ac cess platform for the manlift. Employee #1 had apparently fallen approximately 5 0 feet from the fifth floor to the first floor through the manlift floor holes. Employee #1 was killed on the scene by the fall suffering from a skull fracture.
Keywords: fall, fall protection, fracture, head, manhole
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 545078.015 Fatality Packaging and filling machine operators

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